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Fraud Prevention


Fraud Prevention

Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud doesn't go away and happens every day in a number of different ways. You can’t necessarily stop it in its tracks, however, you can create some obstacles and make it much more difficult for someone to get hold of your cards and card numbers. Treating your credit cards and account numbers like cash —meaning, very carefully — is one certain way to head off potential misuse.

How Does Credit Card Fraud Come About?

Theft, the main form of credit card fraud, can happen in a number of ways, from low tech dumpster diving to simply high tech hacking. A thief may go through the garbage to find discarded billing statements and then use your this information to make purchases with your credit card. A retail or bank website might get hacked, and your card number could be compromised. Or possibly you get a call offerings something for free, but to be eligible, you must give your credit card number. 

What Can You Do?

Utilizing a few practices into your daily routine can help keep your credit cards numbers safe. By keeping a record of your credit card numbers, their expiration dates and the phone number to report fraud for each credit card company in a safe place. Don’t give your card to anyone and don’t leave your cards, receipts, or statements in an open place around your home or office. Shred them before throwing them away.

Other fraud protection practices below:

  • Don’t give your credit card number to anyone on the phone unless you’ve made the call to reputable . If you’ve never done business with them before, do an online search first for reviews or complaints. Do you research!!

  • Carry your cards separately, in a different place from your wallet. It can minimize your losses if someone steals your wallet or purse. Carry only the cards you will be needing for that particular day.

  • During a transaction, keep your eye on the person swiping the card. Make certain that you get it back.

  • Never sign a blank receipt. Draw a line through each and every blank spaces above the total.

  • Save your receipts so that you can cross reference them to your statements.

  • Open your bills promptly — or check them online often — and reconcile them with the purchases you’ve made.

  • Open your bills promptly and frequently check them online.

  • Notify your card issuer of an address change and give them a heads up if you will be travelling.

  • Don’t write your account number on the outside of an envelope.

Report Losses and Fraud

Call the card issuer once you realize that your card has been lost or stolen. The moment you report the loss or theft, you legally have no additional responsibility for charges you didn’t make; ultimately, your liability for each card lost or stolen is $50. If you suspect that the card was used fraudulently, you may have to sign an affidavit under oath that you didn’t make thethe particular purchases in question.

USwipe Takes Fraud Very Seriously !!

Confirm your Customers

Includes a CVV verification to confirm the verification number on the back of the user's card.

Protect Payments

With our rules-based anti fraud platform we are able to quickly determine fraud and know the difference between legitimate and suspicious transactions.

Address Verification

Via our AVS system we can validate the true cardholders and to confirm the transaction.

Hide and Seek


Here at USwipe's we’ll make sure your chargebacks are down and secure your processing payments from fraudsters.

USwipe risk management software stops fraudsters in their tracks. Customize your risk settings or seek advice from our fraud team, permitting you to manage risk without compromising your total revenue.

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